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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/12EXT.COM/4, Decides to approve the International Assistance request from Palau entitled “Responding to the threat of feral cat introduction to the Rock Island Southern Lagoon World Heritage area”, for an amount of US$ 139,505 under the Emergency Assistance budget.
Session: 12th extraordinary session of the Committee (12 EXT.COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Country: Palau
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/6 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.6, Resolutions adopted by the 21st session of the General Assembly WHC/17/21.GA/11, p. 3 Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/7 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Expressing its concern at the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing and further recalling that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/2, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 41st session, as observers, of the representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non- governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions in the fields covered by the Convention, listed in Part I of the above-mentioned ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/3A, Adopts the Agenda contained in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/3B, Adopts the Timetable contained in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016).
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 5A adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the expected result to ensure that “tangible heritage is identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member States, in particular through the effective implementation of the 1972 Convention”, and the five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC/17/41.COM/5A; Notes the results of expert ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/5B, Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Also takes note of the progress made as well as of the challenges and gaps identified by the Advisory Bodies in the framework of the implementation of the Convention, in particular the concerns surrounding sustained funding of evaluation and monitoring activities; Congratulates the Advisory Bodies for their efforts to mobilize additional financial resources and encourages them to continue in their ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/5C, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, and 39 COM 5D, and 40 COM 5C, adopted respectively at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, as well as Resolution 20 GA 13, adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Welcomes the follow-up activities and the progress made by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in disseminating the “Policy Document for the integration of a sustainable development ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/6, Recalling Decision 40 COM 6 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS), its accompanying World Heritage Capacity-Building Programme, and the capacity-building activities carried out in 2016 and in the beginning of 2017; Also commends ICCROM for the presentation of the disaggregated statistics on the beneficiaries and impacts of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Programmes and encourages that ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/7, WHC/17/41.COM/7A, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/17/41.COM/7B and WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Thanks the State Party of Poland, Host Country of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, 2017), for having organized the first World Heritage Site Managers Forum, as a capacity-building exercise aiming at increasing the understanding of the World Heritage decision-making process ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.17 and 40 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes with appreciation the continuous progress made by the State Party on the implementation of the corrective measures, but requests the State Party to accelerate its efforts towards the completion of the restoration projects that are vital to meeting the water quality and quantity targets, and that can secure the improvement of the ecological indicators for the integrity ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 40th Session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress achieved with the finalization of the Draft Forest (Protection of Mangroves) Regulations, and requests the State Party to finalize the legal drafting and adoption of the Regulations as a matter of priority and to submit the final legal document to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as it becomes available; Also welcomes the commencement of the implementation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.33, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party and governmental and non-governmental partners on further progress made in integrated monitoring and granting negotiated local access to land and natural resources, and encourages the State Party and partners to continue and enhance these efforts; Welcomes the State Party’s effort to accomplish an extensive titling process in favour of indigenous peoples that are settled within and beyond the limits ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party, with support from the ECOFAUNE+ and Central Africa Biodiversity Conservation Programme – Protecting Central Africa’s Elephants (CABPC – PCAE), for the progressive strengthening of the protection of the fauna and flora in the North-east part of the country, where the property is located, in particular as regards the fight against poaching and the mitigation of cross-border ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the efforts made in the implementation of the corrective measures and the significant progress made towards achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) since the normalization of the political situation in the country, including the establishment of a functional management body and a sustainable financing mechanism ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation the continued actions by the States Parties to undertake anti-poaching patrols and ecological monitoring; Noting that the borders between Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia have reopened, reiterates its request to the States Parties of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea to implement a joint monitoring system of the property to control all anthropogenic pressures, and to collaborate with UNDP and Global ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcoming the meetings held between the States Parties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Uganda to discuss the threat of poaching on the property and insecurity in the region, encourages all four States Parties to continue the ongoing dialogue for the improvement of security in the region; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to call on the State Party, as well as ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the line of duty and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Notes with satisfaction the evacuation of the armed groups, the recovery of control of the posts and the deployment of guards in the lowlands, and encourages the State Party to continue its surveillance efforts to combat illegal activities (mines ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.41 and 40 COM 7A.39, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Expresses its deepest concern over continued insecurity around the property, especially in the south, that has led to a reported decrease in surveillance coverage in the reporting period; Reiterates its request to the State Party to prioritize efforts to further expand the patrol coverage and regain control of the property to halt poaching and the deterioration of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7A.7 and 40 COM 7A.40, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes the establishment of a new Rapid Intervention Force and a Rapid Response Team to further strengthen the State Party’s efforts to effectively address poaching, and also welcomes the increase in surveillance coverage to 60% of the property; Takes note of the preliminary findings of the inventory of flagship species, including bonobos and elephants, and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the exercise of their duties and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Warmly welcomes the joint operations between ICCN and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and the increase in the number of guards to ensure an adequate surveillance of the property, but expresses its utmost ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.42, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and reiterating the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Condemns the violence perpetrated against the guards and soldiers killed during operations for the protection of the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), addresses its most sincere condolences to their families and expresses its very deep concern as regards the worsening security situation in the properties ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7A.9, 39 COM 7A.10 and 40 COM 7A.43 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively; Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made in the implementation of the corrective measures and achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Decides to remove Simien National Park (Ethiopia) from the List of World Heritage in Danger; Notes the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.44, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the issuance of a decree to operationalize Act No 2015-056 creating a special tribunal to adjudicate traffickers and reinforce penalties, which should contribute towards halting the illicit trafficking of precious wood; Appreciates the international donor support provided in strengthening the monitoring, management and governance of the property towards reducing illegal logging; Notes with appreciation the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.45, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regrets that the report on the state of conservation of the property submitted by the State Party did not adequately address the Committee’s requests; Reiterates its request to the State Party to accelerate the recruitment of forestry agents, and ensure adequate funding of the Management Unit to better control the exploitation of the natural resources within the property; Also reiterates its request to the State Party to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.13 and 40 COM 7A.46, adopted respectively at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, Welcomes the State Party's efforts to implement the corrective measures, in particular as regards strengthening the anti-poaching mechanism and the capacities of the property staff, and requests the State Party to continue these efforts; Also welcomes the intensified protection project prepared, discussed and implemented following a Memorandum of Understanding concluded ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.5, 36 COM 8B.43, 40 COM 7 and 40 COM 7A.47, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) session respectively, Commends the State Party and its international partners for their on-going efforts to address poaching, and requests the State Party to submit the Selous Ecosystem Conservation and Development (SECAD) project plan to the World Heritage Centre and to report on progress of its implementation; Welcoming the development of a draft Desired ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.28 and 40 COM 7A.48, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes progress made by the State Party with increasing patrols throughout the serial property, including the implementation of the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) in all of its components; Notes with concern that poaching and forest loss, including as a result of encroachment, illegal logging and other illegal activities such as small-scale mining, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.49, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Adopts the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) submitted by the State Party (see Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add) and requests the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, a set of corrective measures to guide action towards achieving the DSOCR; Calls upon the international community to provide support to the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A and WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Also recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.31, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017) regarding significant boundary modification of Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, that excluded Bagrati Cathedral from the property of Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, thus becoming Gelati Monastery, Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures concerning ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7A.35, 38 COM 7A.19, 39 COM 7A.43, and 40 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes with regret that the implementation of the Liverpool Waters scheme has started with the granting of planning permission for a 34 storey tower at Princes Dock and that the State Party acknowledges that it cannot accede to the Committee’s request to limit granting of further planning permissions ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party in view of the establishment of the Inter-institutional Committee to oversee the implementation of the stabilization works in the summit of Cerro Rico; Notes with satisfaction the resuming of the stabilization works on the summit of Cerro Rico, while expressing its deep concern over longstanding instability and vulnerability of Cerro Rico; Also notes with satisfaction that the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party and congratulates the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of the programme of corrective measures; Welcomes the progress made in the creation of the Ministry of Culture of Chile and the establishment of the “National Center for World Heritage Sites”; Invites the State Party to continue the implementation of the corrective measures so that the Desired ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the committment of the institutions responsible for the conservation and management of the property and their efforts to strengthen inter-institutional cooperation and coordination; Notes with great concern that there is a continued lack of sustained funding from the State Party that jeopardizes the implementation of the Emergency Plan and the corrective measures foreseen for 2016-2019, which, as a consequence, may ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Congratulates the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of the corrective measures that are required to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Welcomes the agreement for the extension of the site museum and its facilities, as well as the Pan-American Conservation Centre for Earthen Heritage Sites (PCCEHS), among ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
Decision: 41 COM 7A.27 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Appreciates the continued efforts by the State Party in implementing the corrective measures adopted in Decision 38 COM 7A.23, and recognizes the steady progress in conservation and management of both public and private structures within the property; Also appreciates the inclusion of Community Councils and the two communities at large as integral participants in the property’s conservation and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of some of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session, in a difficult security context in Mali, and with the lack of adequate resources at the local level, which slowed down their implementation; Notes that despite the inadequate financial and logistical resources available to the Cultural Mission of Djenné, resources have been allocated to the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session in a difficult security context in northern Mali and encourages it to continue with the support of its partners; Expresses its concern at the fragility of the security situation in Timbuktu which prevented the joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission from being carried out in order to assess ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session in a difficult security context in northern Mali, and encourages it to pursue its efforts with the support of its partners; Expresses its concern about the unstable security situation in Gao, which did not allow the joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission to be organized in order to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress that has been made in installing the roof rings as part of the reconstruction of the Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga, even though progress has been slower than anticipated; Also welcomes the efforts made by the State Party for instituting training programmes for younger artisans and further encourages these efforts, while noting that high priority should be given to resolving cash flow problems that have impacted ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Continues to express great concern regarding the state of conservation of the property and the low level of implementation of the recommended corrective measures; Notes that the State Party has submitted a schedule of management actions and projects, but urges it to prepare a comprehensive integrated Management Plan for the property; Also urges the State Party to proceed with comprehensive implementation of the corrective ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for undertaking a rapid emergency assessment of the property, and requests it to submit a copy of this assessment for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; Expresses its great concern about the state of conservation of the property following intentional destructive acts, and about the continuing lack of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property, and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its great concern about the state of conservation of the property, following intentional destructive acts, and about the continuing lack of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Encourages the State Party to continue to pursue its efforts to ensure the protection of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for documenting the damage done to the affected monuments, and requests the State Party to submit a copy of this documentation for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; Encourages the State Party to continue to pursue efforts to ensure the protection of the property, despite the difficult prevailing situation; Expresses its great concern about the continuing lack of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-17/41.COM/7A.ADD2, Recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and its related protocols, the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970), the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the Delhi UNESCO Recommendation of 1956 ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.24 and 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to ensure the protection and conservation of the property, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Expresses its concern regarding the numerous difficulties faced by the Department of Antiquities of Cyrene (DOAC) in the protection of the property, especially from urban encroachment; Reiterates its ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Sabratha
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with concern the absence of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during the International Meeting on the Safeguard of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old Town of Ghadamès
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.25 and 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Commends the State Party on the successful completion of the conservation works of the roof and of the narthex of the Church of the Nativity and notes that the church is now in sound condition in relation to the primary factors leading to its decay; Also notes that three of the four corrective measures have been completed and that the remaining one, the development of a Conservation Plan, is being planned; Requests the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the timeframe submitted by the State Party for the full implementation of the adopted corrective measures in order to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), and encourages the State Party to review this timeframe to determine whether an accelerated pace for any of the key corrective measures is feasible; Commends the State Party for ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern at the impact of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of whole neighborhoods; Recalls its request that humanitarian and security ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account the State Party’s submission of a minor boundary modification proposal for the property, Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic and Document WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add, Encourages all parties to pursue their cooperation for ensuring the respect of a ceasefire within the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36, and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern over the damage regularly caused by fire within the property; Regrets that the restoration works undertaken in al-Asrooniya neighbourhood are not based on historical archives and documentation, and do not use ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the situation at the site and the lack of detailed information on damages; Acknowledges the efforts of the local communities to monitor and protect the property despite the very difficult ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36, and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Encourages the State Party to implement the recommendations of the Technical Assistance Workshop organized by the World heritage Centre, and undertake: The urgent and necessary small and medium scale consolidation and restoration ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Condemns the additional deliberate acts of destructions at the property and deplores the considerable damage to the attributes of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Encourages the State Party to implement the recommendations of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Taking note of the reports provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and of the sites inscribed on the Syrian Tentative List, commends the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.43, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the Historic Town of Zabid as a result of ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be threatened by the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends the State Party for its communication ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of ongoing armed conflict, and that the Old City of Sana’a has incurred irreversible destruction, and continues to be vulnerable, owing to the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the Old Walled City of Shibam as a result of natural elements and ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be vulnerable, owing to the residual impact of previous flooding, as well as the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the approval of Phase V of the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust (FiT) project for the safeguarding of the Bamiyan Buddha Niches in 2016, which allowed to resume various long-awaited conservation activities at the Western Buddha niche and the organization of the Bamiyan Expert Working Group meeting in December 2016; Expresses its concerns over the state of conservation of the other components of the property, which ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.27 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with regret that the State Party has neither adopted the detailed topographic map of the property produced in 2012, nor submitted a proposal for a minor boundary modification, and reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt the 2012 topographic map of the property and to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2018, a proposal for a minor boundary modification, in accordance with Paragraphs 163-165 of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.22, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Welcomes the support extended by the international partners (France, Japan and the United States of America) in offering expert resources to the State Party to work on the state of conservation of the property; Notes that the State Party will submit a consolidated report to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, on the outcomes of the three visits by international experts; Also notes that the State ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia
Country: Micronesia (Federated States of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the Action Plan submitted by the State Party, which reflects an acknowledgement of the need to transform the protection, management and decision making not only for Shakhrisyabz but also for other World Heritage properties in Uzbekistan; Notes with extreme concern the findings of the 2016 Reactive Monitoring mission concerning the drastic and irreversible damage to the Temurid urban planning and to traditional ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the decision by the State Party of Belarus to increase the strict protection zone of the Belarussian part of the property; Notes the information provided by the States Parties regarding the activities termed sanitary cuttings undertaken in the Polish part of the property and the conclusions of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Amendment to the Forest Management Plan for the Białowieża Forest ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the State Party’s acknowledgement of the property’s challenges and vulnerability, and the commitment to embark on a major and participatory management response in the form of an overarching and coherent Action Plan, and requests the State Party to: Allocate adequate resources for the elaboration and implementation of the Action Plan as a matter of priority, and clarify the timeline for its completion, Ensure a process ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with significant concern the conclusions of the 2017 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission that, while the ecological integrity of the property has so far been preserved, the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) are threatened by the significant expansion of tourist facilities, excessive number of visitors, associated pressures from unsustainable water use, water pollution, traffic ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the efforts of the State Party of Slovakia to explore how sustainable tourism could contribute to sustainable development around the property as well as the information provided by the State Party regarding the establishment of a new nature reserve and of an “ecological functional area” covering parts of the property located within Poloniny National Park, but notes with utmost concern that, despite these measures and the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Germany Slovakia Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the State Party’s ongoing commitment and progress made in implementing the recommendations of the 2012 Reactive Monitoring mission and reiterates its request to the State Party to continue its efforts in the implementation of all the mission recommendations, in particular as regards tourism planning and management, the involvement of civil society and particularly indigenous communities, as well as the consideration of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the information provided by the State Party regarding existing regulations on water use and management of Lake Baikal, but notes with concern the resolution increasing the allowed fluctuation between the maximum and minimum water levels of Lake Baikal in 2016-2017 and urges the State Party to elaborate an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of potential impacts of existing water use and management regulations on ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.98, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the invitation by the State Party for a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission to the property and takes note of the fact that due to climatic conditions, this mission will only be able to visit the property in July 2017 and therefore its recommendations will only be available for consideration by the Committee at its 42nd session in 2018; Also welcomes the ongoing progress with the removal of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with concern the recent legislative changes adopted by the State Party, which may weaken the protection regime of the property and recalls its concerns over a number of previous legislative changes potentially affecting the property; Considers that such continuous degradation of the legal protection regime of protected areas comprising the property represents a potential danger to the Outstanding Universal Value ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.79 and 39 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s commitment not to authorize the dredging project to deepen the Guadalquivir River and takes note of the State Party’s statement to remove this project from the Guadalquivir Basin Hydrological Plan when it is next revised; Also welcomes the information provided by the State Party and encourages the State Party to continue working on enhancing water resource ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.29, 39 COM 7B.27 and 40 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes the confirmation of the State Party that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property continues to be well preserved Takes note with satisfaction of the expansion of the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, recently approved by the Presidential Decree of 5 June 2017, accomplishing a long participatory process of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Highly commends the State Party on the continuation of systematic management responses to the Committee’s requests and recommendations, as well as recommendations of the 2015 Reactive Monitoring mission; Strongly encourages the State Party to: Further consolidate human and financial resources and the partnership approach, bridging gaps between the government and civil society and among governmental institutions, both at local and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party on the comprehensive reporting on multiple threats to the property and on its efforts to balance renewable energy and biodiversity conservation objectives; Also commends the State Party on its commitment to consider the property off limits to geothermal development, and requests it to unambiguously confirm that no facilities associated with the projects are or will be located within the boundaries of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Noting the information provided by the States Parties that several small areas affected by encroachment and illegal activities have been detected through recent patrolling and overflight activities and the States Parties’ intention to further investigate these cases, requests the States Parties to continue their efforts to combat all illegal activities within the property; Takes note with satisfaction of the commitment of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the commitment of the State Party to strengthen the management of the property, including through elaboration of a new Management Plan and establishment of a buffer zone and encourages it to continue its efforts in this regard and, once the buffer zone of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park has been established, to submit a Minor Boundary Modification proposal, according to paragraphs 163-164 of the Operational ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Country: Dominica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s ongoing commitment and efforts aimed at the preservation of the critically endangered vaquita and totoaba, particularly through the establishment of an unprecedented level of cooperation between different national authorities, including the Mexican Navy and regrets that the Integral Strategy for the Protection of the vaquita has not delivered the expected results and that illegal ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the trinational efforts undertaken by the States Parties of Canada, Mexico and the United States of America to preserve the Monarch butterfly migration, including establishment of the Trinational Working Group and encourages them to continue their efforts; Also welcomes the significant measures undertaken by the State Party to combat illegal logging and to restore the previously affected areas, but notes with concern that the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes progress made by the State Party on removing feral livestock from Coiba Island and introducing amendments to ensure that legislation continues to be in place prohibiting development (apart from low-impact infrastructure for ecotourism and scientific research) within the property; Also welcomes the development of a Public Use Plan (PUP) for the property and requests the State Party to finalize it by 1 February 2018, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its deep concern as regards the damage to the forests, but also to the fields and plantations of the local communities, caused by the flood provoked by the partial impoundment of the Mékin Dam, and as regards the extremely fragile situation of the property in the face of these threats; Reiterates its deep concern regarding the fact that the joint World Heritage/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission of 2015 had noted ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 8B.8 and 39 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the States Parties for intensifying their efforts to coordinate anti-poaching efforts, notes, however, that poaching of large mammals and consumption of bushmeat is on the increase, and requests the States Parties to further strengthen their efforts to combat environmental crime and for the seizure of weapons of war within the perimeter of the property, as well as ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Sangha Trinational
Country: Cameroon Central African Republic Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party towards controlling and reducing gold mining with the assistance from the regional consultation committee, reiterates its position that mining exploration and exploitation are incompatible with World Heritage status, which is supported by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Position Statement of not undertaking such activities within World Heritage properties, and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 8B.6, 38 COM 7B.91 and 39 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking note of the progress of the Lake Elementaita Wildlife Sanctuary boundary modification project, which aims to address encroachment and clearance of natural riparian vegetation in the areas adjoining the property by expanding the protected area, requests the State Party to submit a map of the new proposed boundaries, and encourages the State Party ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Appreciates the submission of the Joint Integrated Management Plan (JIMP) for the period 2016 to 2021, and efforts to develop a sustainable tourism strategy for the property, and requests the States Parties to finalize this strategy as soon as possible in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN; Also appreciates the decision taken by the State Party of Zambia to further reduce water abstraction from the Zambezi River, but ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Reiterates its significant concern that the vulnerability of the property to pressures from unsustainable resource use, soil erosion and habitat degradation is likely to have increased following the impacts of the cyclones, and recalls its request to the State Party to ensure that the road network in the property is not expanded; Calls on all UNESCO Member States to support emergency safeguarding measures, including ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Socotra Archipelago
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress made with the inception and initial implementation of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (2050 LTSP) and the establishment of the Investment Framework, and expresses its appreciation for the significant efforts by all those involved in the implementation of the 2050 LTSP; Strongly encourages the State Party to accelerate efforts to ensure meeting the intermediate and long-term targets of the plan, which ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the State Party’s decision not to approve the Orion power plant and Phase II of the Rampal power plant, Also welcomes the State Party’s decision to carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the South-West region of Bangladesh, including the property, and requests the State Party to ensure that any large-scale industrial and/or infrastructure developments will not be allowed to proceed before the SEA has been ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: The Sundarbans
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.9, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes progress achieved by the State Party to integrate planning, governance and management across the whole serial property, including the finalization of the Conservation and Management Plan of South China Karst (CMP-SCK) and the establishment of the Protection and Administration Coordinating Committee for South China Karst World Heritage Sites (PACC); Notes with appreciation the efforts made by the State Party to address impacts ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: South China Karst
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s reaffirmation of its commitment to consider the property and its buffer zone off limits with regard to mining and the closure of mining operations incompatible with this commitment, and encourages the State Party to expand its commitment so as to explicitly encompass any mineral exploration and extraction that would impact the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and to rehabilitate ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes with appreciation the successful reduction of poaching at the property in recent years, but considers that poaching remains a significant threat to the property, which requires continued high priority attention; Welcomes the State Party’s efforts to boost staff morale and address shortages in front-line staff by engaging Armed Home Guards, casual labourers and service providers, and encourages the State Party to provide them with ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the on-going review of the zoning system of the property and urges the State Party to ensure that it results in a simpler, more manageable zoning of the property, taking into account the traditional uses of local communities and the conservation of its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Notes that large-scale poaching has not been recorded so far at the property, encourages the State Party to implement the Spatial Monitoring and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.12 and 39 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Notes with appreciation that the State Party is committed to an adaptive and precautionary approach to the culling of the endangered subspecies of Steller’s Sea Lion occurring seasonally in the property, and urges the State Party to reconsider the culling of this species in light of significant data and methodological challenges in establishing reliable Annual Catch ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Shiretoko
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for achieving at least four years (2011-2015) of zero rhino poaching at the property and, noting that poaching continues to be a threat, urges the State Party to uphold its current anti-poaching efforts, in collaboration with the Nepali Army, in order to ensure their continued success; Welcomes the State Party’s decision to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the alternative alignment of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the leadership demonstrated in strengthening international cooperation to address illegal logging and trade of Siamese Rosewood and its efforts to halt illegal logging in the property, in collaboration with international partners, and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to implement the Action Plan to Prevent and Suppress Illegal Logging and Trade of Siamese Rosewood in Dong ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the State Party’s efforts to enhance law enforcement, increase conservation awareness among local communities and improve the conservation of biodiversity in the property; Notes that the data provided indicate that poaching and illegal logging remain on-going threats and do not enable an assessment of the effectiveness of law enforcement and the status and trends of wildlife populations, and reiterates its request to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation the steps taken by the State Party in relation to: The finalization process of the Management Plan for the property, and the preparation of the Draft Plan of Integrated Protection for the Old Town Nucleus of Ohrid, The establishment of the management committee to coordinate natural and cultural heritage activities, as a management structure to control development pressures and interventions at ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
Country: North Macedonia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.7, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Highly commends the State Party for the actions undertaken in response to the Committee’s requests at the time of inscription regarding threats from agricultural encroachment, legal protection of the property against mining prospecting licences and/or operations, as well as integration of the “satellite sites” linked to Maroon tangible and intangible heritage into the interpretation and presentation programme of the property; and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Blue and John Crow Mountains
Country: Jamaica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.35 and 39 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Notes with appreciation the measures taken by the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2016 Advisory mission and previous Committee decisions, Requests the State Party to fully implement the recommendations of the 2017 Reactive Monitoring mission; Commends the State Party for the reinforcement of the property’s Management Unit UGM (Unidad de Gestión del ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the State Party's decision to deflect the project for the Lastourville / Mikouyi road towards the north of the property, but requests the State Party, prior to the resumption of the project, to ensure that the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) includes a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) in accordance with the ICOMOS Guidance on HIAs for Cultural World Heritage Properties, with a specific section focusing on the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Country: Gabon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8B.18 and 39 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Notes the reported progress by the States Parties on: Preparation of a joint Fire Management Plan and an integrated Invasive and Alien Species (IAS) Management Plan, Completion of the Sehlabathebe National Park Oral History, the Cultural Heritage Management Plan for Sehlabathebe National Park and the Rock Art and Baseline Archaeological Survey of the Sehlabathebe National ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Maloti-Drakensberg Park
Country: Lesotho South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for achieving zero recorded elephant poaching within the property during the reporting period through the establishment of two new ranger posts in targeted poaching-prone areas, and encourages it to take an adaptive approach to anti-poaching and continue to monitor the rate of elephant population recovery; Appreciates the inclusion of Parthenium hysterophorus in the Invasive Alien Plants Strategic Management Plan ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes the efforts undertaken by the State Party to continue to improve the conservation and management of the property, notably the maintenance and restoration works carried out in 2015 and 2016, and strongly encourages the State Party to proceed with the timely adoption and implementation of the draft Law “On Cultural Heritage and Museums”; Welcomes the progress made with the development of monitoring indicators related to the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Noting that the final plans concerning the proposed new development at Residential Area Dr. Franz-Rehrl Platz (Residential Buildings City Life Rehrlplatz) were submitted to the World Heritage Centre, requests however the State Party to further revise these plans before approval of the project, as long as the recommendations of the 2013 ICOMOS Advisory mission remain unfulfilled; Also noting that a modified version of the development ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.94 and 40 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Also recalling the concerns expressed by the 2012 mission regarding the critical level of urban development reached since inscription and its cumulative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, the need for new tools to guide the development process towards sustainable development that protects the attributes of the OUV, and the specific ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges that some progress has been achieved by the State Party in implementing the recommendations of the Committee and the 2010, 2012 and 2015 missions, as well as the commitment demonstrated towards the protection the property and the collaborative dialogue established with ICOMOS; Welcomes that the reconstruction/enlargement plan of the existing fishing port “Severna Buna-Nessebar” was abandoned and requests the State ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Nessebar
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.17, 39 COM 7A.41 and 40 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made by the State Party with the implementation of the recommendations, notably improvements to the Urban Land-Use Master Plan (ULUMP); Also welcomes the progress made by State Party in establishing a Temporary Working Group for Urban Planning and Steering Committee; Takes note of the tripartite agreement signed ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Noting the resumption of exploratory planning for a permanent river crossing, requests the State Party to closely involve the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, at the earliest possible stage, in the appraisal of options undertaken in a wide regional strategic context, and before any decisions are taken; Welcoming its committment to reduce noise levels from trains in the property, encourages the State Party to prepare and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party to improve the protection of all components of the property and its buffer zone and encourages it to sustain these efforts to prevent any loss of authenticity and integrity due to the planned developments in the property or its buffer zone which could constitute a threat to the property; Nonetheless express concern at the modification to the setting regulations of Budapest approved by the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Acknowledges the efforts of the State Party to address the conservation and management issues that have led to substantial improvements of the state of conservation of the property; Noting the improvements made to the Management Plan, requests the State Party to address the following issues, which need further clarification, detail and further improvement: The linking of the management of the property to the protection of Outstanding ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.27 and 40 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes with appreciation that the State Party and all the institutions involved, having recognized the major risks to the property, are working collaboratively and in an engaged manner to protect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Notes that progress has been made towards the implementation of some of the 2015 Reactive Monitoring mission ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Venice and its Lagoon
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party to address the decisions of the Committee, notably the issuing of a Decree establishing a working group in charge to progress with classification of Solovetsky archipelago and adjoining territories as Cultural Heritage objects of federal significance, namely as a religious and historical site; Notes the progress with the development of the Master Plan of the Solovetsky ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.32 and 40 COM 7B.60, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to implement the recommendations made by the Committee in previous Decisions, as well as the initiatives taken by the State Party to protect the property and its buffer zone and underlines the importance of preventing any further damage to the property; Encourages the State Party to continue with work related to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.37 and 40 COM 8B.50, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Requests the State Party to confirm that the legislative protection sought for the entire buffer zone has been achieved; Recommends that the State Party take into account the matters raised in Decision 39 COM 8B.37 in the earliest possible revision of the management plan, and also requests the State Party to confirm the planned date for completion of this revision and to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ephesus
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the re-routing of the Eurasia Tunnel approach road to the south of the Marble Tower, thus reuniting it with the Land Walls; Notes with concern, nonetheless, that the eight-lane Eurasia Tunnel approach road with two grade-separated interchanges at Yenikapı and Samatya, has had overall a severe impact on the southern edge of the historic peninsula, cutting off the city from the sea, and confirming the potential ‘severe ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the measures taken by the State Party to address urban development issues, notably through amendments to legislation and ongoing revisions to the Master Plan enhancing cultural heritage protection of the property; Notes the conclusions and recommendations of the March 2017 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission, notably that, while the general state of conservation of the property ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Recalling the recommendations of the Reactive Monitoring missions of October 2013 and January 2015, urges the State Party to complete their implementation as a priority; Welcoming the State Party’s efforts for improving planning tools and their implementation in order to ensure that there are no adverse impacts on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), commends the State Party for the progress which has occurred and requests ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.36 and 39 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Takes note of the State Party’s efforts to strengthen the policy and planning framework through guidance documents, but notes nevertheless that there is still an inadequate urban planning framework to manage development in the setting of the property, with the result that developments, which have been approved contrary to the advice of English Heritage, are causing cumulative ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 35 COM.7B.116, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Takes note with satisfaction of the management achievements, and progress with implementation of previous Committee Decisions, to address protection and management issues identified in the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) for the property; Commends the State Party for having invited two Advisory missions to advise on the process for determining and evaluating options for the proposed upgrading of the main A303 road ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.33, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in responding to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations, especially: The improvement of the protection policy by means of the identification of 10 key views of the property and associated protected view-cones, The reinforcement of the management system by the creation of the Forth Bridge World Heritage Management Group and specialized commissions for tourism development and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: The Forth Bridge
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the progress made in establishing institutional mechanisms for the cooperation and coordination between the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) and the Federal District Agency for Territorial Management and Housing (SEGETH), and other parties, and that a joint Technical Support Group has been operational since 2015; and recommends that the effectiveness of this agreement be assessed after the initial ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Congratulates the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of its recommendations and for the participatory approach it has taken in the definition of protective areas around the churches, as well as for concrete restoration, communication and education programmes that are under execution; Urges the State Party to finalize the identification of buffer zones around all remaining churches and to proceed urgently with their ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its appreciation for the substantive response that the State Party provided to its recommendations and for the high level of the documentation and intervention projects of elevators and other structures in the World Heritage property; Notes that the implementation of the Urban Development Policy and its application in Valparaiso will take a number of years and urges the State Party to implement transitionary measures to remedy ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Taking note of the information provided regarding the management structure and planning mechanisms for the historic centre of Quito, recommends that the State Party further clarify roles, responsibilities and interactions of institutions at various levels of government and requests the State Party to provide the Comprehensive Action and Management Plan as soon as it becomes available, to the World Heritage Centre, for ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for the work accomplished in the clarification of the boundaries of the property within the framework of the Retrospective Inventory exercise and for the positive response it has given to the Committee’s recommendations and to ICOMOS advice; Welcomes the introduction of a no-fly zone over the property and the completion of mitigation and rescue measures at the Rio Amarillo airport; Notes the information provided ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Maya Site of Copan
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8E and 40 COM 8B.34, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Expresses its appreciation for the commitment of the State Party to implement the Committee´s recommendations; Notes that the State Party is in the process of developing a proposal for a significant boundary modification for the property as recommended by the 2013 Reactive Monitoring mission, and reiterates its request to the State Party to finalize and submit this ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.102 and 39 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Appreciates the efforts made by the State Party regarding the management of the property and notes with satisfaction that the State Party decided to cancel the Cable Car Project to avoid any negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Notes with regret that the High Capacity Segregated Corridor project was completed without the submission of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.39, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Congratulates the State Party for the actions it has taken for the protection of the buffer zone of the World Heritage property and for the management arrangements it has put in place, particularly the creation of a multistakeholders Site Committee and the appointment of dedicated staff; Welcomes the cooperation agreements with local and national institutions and the technical cooperation agreement with the Inter-American Development ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape
Country: Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.37, adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Noting that the State Party has made available funds for the evaluation and revision of the management plan, urges the State Party to act as soon as possible to start this process and to transmit these documents to the World Heritage Centre for examination by the Advisory Bodies; Takes note that the State Party has carried out renovation work on the eight huts of the Houégbadja Palace and parts of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 8B.17, 37 COM 7B.37 and 39 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for the implementation of the conservation and valorization measures in response to the points raised by the Committee in its previous decisions, notably Decision 39 COM 7B.38; Takes note with satisfaction of the continuation of international partnerships, in particular for training in conservation and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.39 and 40 COM 7B.11 adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide adequate details of the Ethiopian Sugar Development Corporation Project (Kuraz project), including clear and precise information on its scope and location as well as information on the relocation of pastoral communities, in relation to the property as a matter of urgency and by 1 December 2017, as requested by the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Lower Valley of the Omo
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.40 and 40 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Lamu Port−South Sudan−Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Authority and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) according to which NMK should provide heritage advisory services to the LAPSSET project; Notes that the 2011 Feasibility Study and Master Plan for the LAPSSET project are complete as well as, the Heritage Impact ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in regard to the development of a conservation project for the sculptures; Recognizing the vulnerabilities of the property, as identified by the 2015 Reactive Monitoring mission, expresses its concern that the detailed recommendations of the mission were not specifically addressed in the submitted report and that no progress appears to have been made with significant mission recommendations ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Country: Nigeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the recent measures taken by the State Party to strengthen and adapt the governance of the property and deal with the issues to conserve its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), in particular: The creation of a single Regional Committee responsible for the authorization of the constructions and work concerning the property, The creation of a specialised police unit installed at Saint Louis for surveillance and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes that the water monitoring programme has been effective in confirming that the main areas of high water pollution are located in the south west part of the property, but expresses concern that the polluted effluent from the current water treatment plant continues to present a high risk to fossil sites; Also notes the arrangements for water management within the property, and reiterates its request to the State Party to provide more ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes note of the continuing efforts of the State Party and its commitment to improve the management and state of conservation of the property but, noting the increasing deterioration, urges the State Party to deploy all necessary efforts to ensure the protection; Reiterates its recommendation to the State Party to adopt an integrated approach to the management and conservation of the property, focusing on the historic urban landscape to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes note of the progress made by the State Party in the regular monitoring of the state of conservation of the property and its promotion to the general public, and the transmission to the World Heritage Centre of the first version of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) of the project for the enhancement of the port of Tipasa; Encourages the State Party to pursue the implementation of the Plan for the Protection and Development of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes the progress achieved by the State Party in the implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (2008-2013); Also notes with satisfaction that the tunnel has been adopted as the only feasible option for the road connectivity development for Nurana Island; Further notes that the revision of the Heritage Law is still under revision and invites the State Party to consider this revision as a priority, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.48 and 39 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Notes the physical conservation works, including cleaning of inscriptions, masonry repair and stabilization, which has occurred at the Karnak, Luxor and Madamud temples, and the works undertaken and proposed for the Avenue of the Sphinx; Also notes the conclusions and recommendations of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission undertaken in April 2017 and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes the progress that has been made by the State Party in conformity with the recommendations of the Committee and of the 2014 Advisory mission in terms of putting in place both short and long term measures to address the urgent problems facing the urban fabric of the Old City and its socio-economic structures; Also notes the immediate measures on the control of conservation and demolition of structures, on urban regeneration ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the engagement of the State Party with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in the development of proposals for a Cairo Ring Road tunnel across the Giza Plateau, and takes note the two Advisory missions that have been invited by the State Party and which were undertaken in 2015 and early 2017; Notes that the planned Ring Road of 1995 had been partially constructed across a 5km stretch of the Giza ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.10 and 40 COM 8B.50, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively; Commends the State Party on the revisions of the management plan in response to the Committee’s recommendations; Requests the State Party to supplement the disaster response guidance in the management plan regarding earthquakes, in particular to address specific response actions to protect the property in the event of an earthquake; Also requests the State Party to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the Management Plan has not been finalized yet and expresses concern that a number of major projects foreseen in the planned buffer zone have reached an advanced level of development prior to their submission to the World Heritage Centre and review by ICOMOS, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines; Also regrets the decision of the State Party not to submit a minor boundary modification proposal ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Petra
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 39th session in 2015; Reiterates its request to the State Party to complete the Management Plan, which must include a comprehensive Conservation Plan and archaeological research policy, and integrate a Public Use Plan; Requests the State Party to report on the implementation of the conservation ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the Action Plan approved by the concerned parties and urges the State Party to implement it as soon as possible; Notes that a project financed by the Italian Agency Development Cooperation foresees support in the implementation of the Action Plan, notably through the rehabilitation of pedestrian trails, training activities and conservation and by the restoration of a certain number of historic and religious structures; Requests ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8B.45 and 39 COM 7B.54, adopted respectively at the 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions, Takes note of the progress made in the preparation of the Management Plan for the property and the conservation works concerning some zones of the site (including those containing the mosaics), vegetation control, fire prevention and the establishment of the maritime protection zone, encourages the State Party to continue this work and requests the State Party to provide the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Encourages the State Party to continue the finalization of the management plan and the timetable for its implementation and to submit it to the World Heritage Centre for consideration by the Advisory Bodies; Noting with concern that restoration works have been carried out in the property since September 2016, with no details having been provided to the World Heritage Centre in advance, requests the State Party, in accordance with ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.11 and 40 COM 8B.50, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively; Welcomes the actions undertaken by the State Party to address the recommendations of the Committee; Requests the State Party to clarify whether there are any impediments to formalizing an extended buffer zone of 1 to 1.5 km, as originally recommended by the Committee; Also requests the State Party to specifically consider in the management plan for the property the success ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Commends the State Party for its efforts towards the protection and conservation of this vast cultural property, especially with regard to the systematic cataloguing of all elements of the Great Wall and the introduction, revision and/or implementation of national and provincial legal frameworks, and encourages the State Party to proceed with the adoption of all provincial programmes for the protection of the Great Wall as soon as possible; Takes note of the information provided on the proposed high-speed ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: The Great Wall
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the efforts made by the State Party to further strengthen the protection of the property through the Cultural Heritage Protection Law and the Urban Planning Law, both adopted in 2014; Regrets the lack of progress with the completion of the Management Plan, which was due for submission by 1 February 2015, and reiterates its requests to the State Party to complete this Management Plan as a matter of priority, and to submit it ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Macao
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.34 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the conclusions and recommendations of the November 2016 Reactive Monitoring mission to the eight component sites of the serial property in Kazakhstan; Expresses its deep concern that the component site of Talgar has been impacted so adversely in a comparatively short amount of time since the time of inscription that its state of conservation is now a potential threat to the integrity of the overall serial ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
Country: China Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes the efforts of the State Party to complete the Tourism Management Plan (including the Interpretation Plans) and encourages its timely adoption and implementation; Requests the State Party to report on the tangible results achieved on the further development of the monitoring system at the property; Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2018, an updated report on the state of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
Country: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party, especially with regard to progress with the implementation of the Action Plans of the Integrated Management Plan (IMP), the strengthened protection in newly designated areas of ecological importance, the Conservation Plan for the Virupaksha Bazaar, and the Circulation Plan and bypass road to divert traffic away from the property; Notes the State Party’s commitment to update Sectoral ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.14 and 39 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for the progress made in implementing the Committee’s previous decisions and the recommendations of the 2015 Advisory mission, which align with the commitments made at the time of inscription to ensure effective management as a means of protecting the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Welcomes the establishment of the Coordination Forum for the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Appreciates the efforts made by the State Party to shift the routing of Metro Line 2 outside the property and requests the State Party to ensure that all mitigation measures and the investigation and monitoring of monuments continue to be part of the tunnelling activities, in order to ensure that these works do not cause any negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Reiterates its request to the State ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.13, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes with appreciation the initiatives undertaken by the State Party to strengthen the protection of the archaeological remains and sites contained within the buffer and landscape zones, and encourages the State Party to continue its work in order to finalize the updated mapping of archaeological sites within the two zones and provide them with the necessary protection measures; Requests the State Party to continue harmonizing existing ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Susa
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.68 adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party, especially with the development and adoption of a road network and management scheme, the Monument Zoning Plan together with construction and zoning regulations, and the completion of the Champasak Cultural Landscape Master Plan; Regrets that the State Party has not finalized the Management Plan and requests the State Party to finalize it, as a matter of priority, and to provide a final ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the strong commitment of the State Party and work that it has undertaken for the recovery of the property, particularly by salvaging important elements, its capacity-building efforts and the six-year plan for the recovery of the monuments damaged by the earthquake; Takes note of the report of March 2017 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission to the property; Also acknowledges ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes that the Reactive Monitoring mission will be invited immediately after the decision of the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan is announced; Also notes that the State Party is undertaking measures to control and monitor urban encroachments and stresses upon the need to expedite this process as far as possible and requests the State Party to further improve the collaboration with related national and local ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.44 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its appreciation for the significant efforts expended by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property by regularly removing litter, graffiti and vegetation from the property, hiring security guards, and documenting/storing displaced original architectural elements; Notes however that important requests made by the Committee are yet to be addressed or fully implemented, including the completion ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party to improve the capacities of local craftspeople who undertake conservation activities via a training curriculum based on scientific conservation principles and the use of traditional material and skills; Notes with satisfaction the information provided by the State Party on the organization of the international symposium on brick monuments and on the revision of the Master Plan for ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic City of Ayutthaya
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes the conclusions and recommendations of the March 2016 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to the property; Welcomes progress with the development of the Management Plan and requests the State Party to submit as soon as possible to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, the final text of the Management Plan, completed in conjunction with the new Master Plan for the Historic Centre of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/8A, Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and long-term planning of its development, Encourages States Parties to seek as early as possible upstream advice from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies during the development or revision of their Tentative Lists as appropriate; Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add.2 and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add.2, Taking note that on 30 January 2017 the World Heritage Centre received a request by the Permanent Delegation of Palestine to process the nomination of Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town for inscription on the World Heritage List in compliance with the standard procedure and that by letter dated 9 March 2017 the Permanent Delegation of Palestine requested to process this nomination on an emergency basis, Taking also note of the provisions under Paragraph 161 of the Operational ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
Country: Palestine
The nomination of Mole National Park, Ghana, has been withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Country: Ghana
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the extension of the W National Park of Niger, Niger, to become the W-Arly-Pendjari Complex, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex is a transnational property shared between the Republic of Niger, Burkina Faso and the Republic of Benin in West Africa. Located in the transition zone between the savannas of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
Country: Benin Burkina Faso Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Qinghai Hoh Xil, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Qinghai Hoh Xil is located in the northeast corner of the vast Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the largest, highest and youngest plateau in the world. The property covers 3,735,632 ha with a 2,290,904 ha buffer zone and encompasses an extensive area of alpine mountains and steppe systems at elevations of over ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Qinghai Hoh Xil
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Decides not to inscribe the Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria; Recommends that the State Party: Ensures adequate human, material and financial resources to support the effective management of the Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, and in particular to provide adequate resources for the management of the Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, including year-round patrolling to prevent illegal fishing by commercial fishing ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Inscribes the Landscapes of Dauria, Mongolia, Russian Federation, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Shared by Mongolia and the Russian Federation, the Landscapes of Dauria is a transboundary serial World Heritage property of four component parts. It is an outstanding example of the Daurian steppe ecosystem, which covers over 1 million square kilometers, extending ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Landscapes of Dauria
Country: Mongolia Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the extension of Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine and Germany, to become Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine, on the World Heritage List, on the basis of criterion (ix); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Albania Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Germany Italy Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Los Alerces National Park, Argentina, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii) and (x), taking note that the adopted boundary includes only the formally gazetted Los Alerces National Park, and includes the Los Alerces National Reserve within the buffer zone to the inscribed area; Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Los Alerces National Park is located within the Andes of Northern Patagonia and the property’s ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Los Alerces National Park
Country: Argentina
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B, WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Refers the mixed nomination of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica, Mexico, back to the State Party, in order to clarify: In relation to cultural criteria, a revised approach focusing on the chronological development of the property, starting with the prehistorical sites, preclassical villages, classical cities, postclassical kingdoms, and early colonial settlements, based on irrigated agriculture; associated industries, techniques and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo, Angola, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The town of Mbanza Kongo was the political and spiritual capital of the Kingdom of Kongo, one of the largest constituted states of Southern Africa, which was active from the 14th to the 19th century. Located on a plateau at an altitude of 570 metres, it ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo
Country: Angola
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Asmara: Africa’s Modernist City, Eritrea, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located on an highland plateau at the centre of Eritrea, Asmara, a Modernist city of Africa is the capital of the country and is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a colonial planned city, which resulted from the subsequent phases of planning between 1893 and 1941, under the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Asmara: A Modernist African City
Country: Eritrea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape, South Africa, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (v) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis: The ǂKhomani and related San people are unique in that they descend directly from an ancient population that existed in the southern African region some 150,000 years ago, the ancestors of the entire human race. The red dunes of the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape are ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of As-Salt Eclectic Architecture (1865-1925), Origins and Evolution of an Architectural Language in the Levant, Jordan, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre if requested, to: Develop a comparative analysis including similar properties in the Levant and in the area of influence of the Ottoman Empire, Redefine the criteria, in order to demonstrate what makes this ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of Khor Dubai, a Traditional Merchants’ Harbour, United Arab Emirates, back to the State Party in order to further clarify: The attributes that justify the potential Outstanding Universal Value of the nominated property, The ongoing revitalization plan in Shindagha, The nominated property limits in Shindagha; Encourages the State Party and ICOMOS to develop a coordination mechanism by which they ensure regular consultation in the preparation of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Country: United Arab Emirates
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura, Cambodia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: [Text available only in French] Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2017, an updated map of the boundaries of the inscribed property and the buffer zone; Recommends the State Party, with the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Kulangsu Island is located on the estuary of Chiu-lung River facing the city of Xiamen across the 600-meter-wide Lujiang Strait. With the opening of Xiamen as a commercial port in 1843, and Kulangsu as an international settlement in 1903, the island of the southern coastal ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Historic City of Ahmadabad, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (v); Takes note of the provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The entire walled city is taken into consideration in the preparation of the nomination due to its potential outstanding universal value to humanity. The old city is considered as an archaeological entity with its plotting which has largely survived over centuries. Its urban ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic City of Ahmadabad
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Historic City of Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v): Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The City of Yazd is located in the deserts of Iran close to the Spice and Silk Roads. It is a living testimony to intelligent use of limited available resources in the desert for survival. Water is brought to the city by the qanat system. Each district of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic City of Yazd
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region, Japan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located 60 km off the western coast of Kyushu Island, the Island of Okinoshima is an exceptional repository of records of early ritual sites, bearing witness to early worship practices associated with maritime safety, which ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of the Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace, Azerbaijan, back to the State Party in order to further advance conservation and preservation mechanisms with a view for their better implementation; Recommends the State Party to prepare the Action Plan for conservation and preservation of the nominated property in close consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS; Invites the State Party to give consideration to the following: to strengthen ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, namely six of the fifteen nominated serial components: the Fortified City of Bergamo, the Fortified City of Peschiera del Garda and the City Fortress of Palmanova (Italy), the Defensive System of Zadar and the Fort of St Nikola at Šibenik-Knin County (Croatia), and the City of Kotor (Montenegro), on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar
Country: Croatia Italy Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap, Denmark, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criterion (v); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap is located in the municipality of Kujalleq in South Greenland. The nominated property is made up of five component parts which together represent ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Taputapuātea, France, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Taputapuātea is a cultural landscape and seascape on Raiatea Island. Raiatea is at the centre of the “Polynesian Triangle,” a vast section of the Pacific Ocean dotted with islands, the last part of the globe to be settled by humans. At the heart of the property is the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Taputapuātea
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura, Germany, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Modern humans first arrived in Europe 43,000 years ago during the last ice age. One of the areas where they took up residence was the Swabian Jura in southern Germany. Here, ancient peoples lived in and among a series of caves which are now archaeological sites. Excavated from the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System, Poland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System is located in the Silesian plateau of southern Poland, in one of Europe’s classic metallogenic provinces. It is the largest, most ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System
Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Assumption Cathedral of the town-island of Sviyazhsk, Russian Federation, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Assumption Cathedral is located in the town–island of Sviyazhsk and is part of the homonymous monastery. Situated at the confluence of the Volga, the Sviyaga and the Shchuka Rivers, at the crossroads of the Silk and Volga routes, Sviyazhsk was ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of Talayotic Minorca, Spain, on the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to: Clarify the definition of 'Talayotic' and its reference to a 'culture' or a 'period.’ In addition to the focus on monuments and architecture, a wider range of archaeological evidence, including stone and metal tools, ceramic vessels and other equipment, as well as faunal data and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Aphrodisias, Turkey, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis Aphrodisias is located in southwestern Turkey, in the fertile valley formed by the Morsynus River, in the ancient region of Caria. The history of the area comprising Aphrodisias dates back to the Late Chalcolithic Period. The city was founded in the 2nd century BC, during the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Aphrodisias
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of Naumburg Cathedral and related sites in the Cultural Landscape of the Rivers Saale and Unstrut, Germany, back to the State Party in order to allow it, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to: Re-scope the nomination by focusing on the given Outstanding Universal Value of Naumburg Cathedral, Adjust the boundaries of the nominated property and the management plan, Review the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Naumburg Cathedral
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes The English Lake District, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (ii), (v) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The English Lake District is a self-contained mountainous area in North West England of some 2,292 square kilometres. Its narrow, glaciated valleys radiating from the central massif with their steep hillsides and slender ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: The English Lake District
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.32 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013) which “Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2014, a request for a major boundary modification for the property to allow Gelati Monastery to justify the criterion on its own”; Approves the significant boundary modification of Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Georgia to exclude Bagrati Cathedral, to become Gelati Monastery, Georgia; Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia